than our city and nationally, 61% percent of the population identifies as white alone, not Hispanic or Latino, which is comparable to Lampasas. 3. Economy : poverty rate, unemployment rates, median income. Remember compare objective data for your community with local (city), state, and national data . Remember to cite sources as appropriate. In 2017, the Census Bureau reported the City of Lampasas had a poverty level of 17%, 4465-2-19
which is 2% higher than the state level and 5% higher than the national level. Further, per County Health Rankings and Roadmaps (2018), Lampasas County has 22% child poverty rate. The median household income rate for Lampasas from 2013-2017 was $41,401, which is $16,000 below both the state and national household income rates (QuickFacts, n.d.). The unemployment rate in Lampasas is 3.7% (Lampasas County Information, 2018), which is equal with the state unemployment rate and slightly under the national rate of 3.8% (National Employment Monthly Update, 2019). 4. Education : High school completion rates; higher education statistics. Remember compare objective data for your community with local (city), state, and national data . Remember to cite sources as appropriate. The high school completion rate in Lampasas is 84% which is just above the state average and below the national average of 87% and those with Bachelor’s degrees or higher is only 18% which is significantly lower than the state average of 29% and the national average of 31% (QuickFacts, n.d.). 5. Identify two Morbidity and Mortality/Risk Problems: (Based on your observations from Week 1 subjective assignment, windshield survey and key informants provide Morbidity, Mortality (M&M) and risk data for your community… Example 1: if you observed obesity in your community then present obesity rates and health conditions associated with obesity [i.e. CVD, HD, Depression, etc.). Example 2: smoking/drinking rates and health conditions associated with smoking [i.e. Lung Cancer, COPD, etc]. These variables may include the following: gender (who does this problem affect the most, men or women); age distribution; ethnicity or racial group(s) mostly-affected; morbidity and mortality rates; any data related to life-expectancy in light of the health issues; is there a geographic area where the health problems mainly exist; is there a relationship between the health issue(s) and environmental health hazards; are these life- threatening health issues? Remember compare objective data for your community with local (city), state, and national data . Remember to cite sources as appropriate. 4465-2-19
Texas ranks 14 th in the United States with a 33% obesity rate, 38% are Latino, and 32% are women (The State of Obesity in Texas, 2019). Lampasas County has an adult obesity rate of 30% (County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, 2018). Further, there is a 10% Diabetes rate and a 27% inactivity rate (County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, 2018).
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